10. After the study, how do you think the prisoners and guards felt when they saw each other in the same civilian clothes again and saw their prison reconverted to a basement laboratory hallway?
I think that the experience that these subjects were put through would quite alter their feelings when it came to seeing other subjects from the experiment and the place it took place. I feel as if those were participated as the guards would feel a sense of guilt when seeing those who acted as prisoners. Many of the guards had said that they had never thought they could behave in such a way. For the prisoners seeing the guards again, I feel as if the emotion is more conflicting because while they know the real life person is nothing like the guard from the experiment and they do not think of them any less, there will still be a reaction seeing them. When it comes to the basement, since it is a place they spent so much time and their first experience with it was probably when it was in its converted state, the memories from how it looked as a prison and the memories garnered there would affect how they perceive that space. The perception of how they viewed the other subjects can easily be altered by replacing those memories with new ones of their “normal” behaviors and personalities, yet the feeling that comes with living in a space may not so easily be changed.